Campbell Police Department Officer Points His Weapon For Over Nine Minutes At Two People During Routine Traffic Stop

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 5 days ago

KTVU.com:

A video showing the interaction between a Campbell police officer and two citizens during a traffic stop on Highway 101 is circulating on Facebook.

The video, filmed by the driver, is a little over nine minutes long and shows an officer pointing his gun at the passenger.

The passenger repeatedly asks the officer to stop pointing his gun, saying his hands are clearly visibly and he is complying with the officers orders.

The officer continues to point his gun into the car as he calls for backup.

According to Campbell Police, the vehicle was pulled over for speeding. The officer asked the driver for her license and additional paperwork. Police say the driver and passenger spent several minutes looking for the paperwork, when the passenger began reaching under his seat. That’s when the officer perceived a threat and withdrew his gun.

“We understand that it is never a comfortable position to have a gun pointed at you, regardless of whether it is a police officer. Unfortunately, the length of time that the officer’s gun was drawn lasted much longer than normal based on his location. If this same situation would have occurred closer to back-up officers, it would most likely have been resolved much sooner,” Campbell Police Public Information officer Gary Berg said in a statement.

Both the driver and the passenger were issued citations and were allowed to leave.

Watch the video.  Hahahahaha … that’s funny.  I hate it when that happens to me.

I remember the last time I pointed one of my guns at someone because I didn’t know what they were doing.  It was in a grocery store parking lot and two guys were standing around talking.  I didn’t really know what was going on.  For all I knew, they were making plans to go into the store and shoot up the place.

So I called my neighbor for backup, and he also pointed a gun at the two men until we found out they were talking about grilling out that weekend.  No harm, no foul.  They called the cops on me, but I told the cops that I just didn’t know what was going on and it was better to be safe than sorry.

He understood.  He told me I had as many rights as he did, and he would have done the same thing.


Comments

  1. On August 7, 2017 at 8:05 am, Ned said:

    Clearly, this https://westernrifleshooters.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/screen-shot-2017-08-06-at-10-29-16-pm.png can now be changed to “Police easily startled.”

  2. On August 7, 2017 at 8:09 am, Ned said:

    BTW – there must now be some test administered at policeman school that weeds out any potential LEO not suffering from panophobia.

  3. On August 7, 2017 at 11:29 am, June J said:

    The LEO should have used the correct “sul” position which would have resulted in the muzzle not pointing at an innocent citizen. Improper training and failure to follow the basic rules of firearms safety.

    Of course being a belligerent citizen always causes LEOs to relax and not point firearms at you.

  4. On August 7, 2017 at 12:49 pm, Jack Crabb said:

    June J said, “Of course being a belligerent citizen always causes LEOs to relax and not point firearms at you.”

    I don’t know if the word “not” was supposed to be inserted before “being a belligerent citizen” or if this comment was supposed to be sarcastic, either way, what would really help is if magic blue costumed fools weren’t such big pussies and scared of everything.

  5. On August 7, 2017 at 5:33 pm, Sean said:

    The story indicates the passenger was cited – what for?

  6. On August 7, 2017 at 6:51 pm, Fred said:

    Isn’t this what America wanted? What is government? It’s force of law, at gunpoint, or else. Didn’t America say that “we” wanted to make America safe? Perhaps people should have heard the word ‘make’ instead of ‘safe’ but they didn’t.

    You will be made safe, by force of law, at gun point, or else. Protected and Served, Next.

  7. On August 7, 2017 at 9:19 pm, DAN III said:

    There are no good cops.

  8. On August 8, 2017 at 2:55 am, Dan said:

    Yet another instance where a state agent is operating under the insanity of ‘qualified immunity’. The law in Kali is clear….pointing a handgun at someone is assault. If it’s a semiauto it’s AUTOMATICALLY A FELONY. Since the vehicle occupants did NOTHING a RATIONAL person could construe as dangerous this officers conduct qualifies as FELONY ASSAULT.

    But because he is a holy badgemonkey sprinkled with the fairy dust of .gov
    authority NOTHING WILL HAPPEN TO HIM……because ‘qualified immunity’.

  9. On August 8, 2017 at 8:35 am, Ned said:

    Correct, June. And if the dogs of these “belligerent citizens” would just stop being so belligerent, these fearless officers of the law wouldn’t shoot one every 98 minutes, either.

    Consent to abuse by these feckless overlords would just solve so many problems…

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